Savage attack during daily dog walk

A RYE woman says she will never again walk her dogs in her street after they were savagely mauled by what she thinks is an American pit bull. Leila Ivanoff and her 16-year-old, deaf, and almost blind...

No buts to delaying no-smoking rules

IN a strange twist of fate, Mornington Peninsula Shire’s efforts to combat one known source of death and illness is being hampered by another, totally unexpected threat. However, councillors last wee...

Don’t bet on always keeping a hedge

IN some countries hedges are a thing of wonder. They are regarded as tourist attractions and the life that goes on in and around them is often illustrated in children’s books. But hedges, it seems, a...

Trees axed for firewood

VANDALS are chopping down trees at a Crib Point reserve for firewood. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council planning compliance manager Paul Lewis said the council was aware of the illegal felling and w...

Politics and ‘olde’ law a potent mix at Portsea

A SECTION of Point King Beach, Portsea being claimed by trucking magnate Lindsay Fox is turning into a legal and political quagmire. Not unaccustomed to controversy surrounding his expansive Portsea ...

Equality key to reducing violence

TWO of the most insidious, yet often hidden, scourges of modern Australian society are linked. One, gender inequality between men and women, is recognised as a key driver of male violence in the home...

Hotel and conferences planned for Flinders

THE Flinders Cove Motor Inn at Flinders may be demolished to make way for a residential hotel, conference centre and restaurant. Retirement village pioneer Zig Inge is behind the planned $14.5 millio...

Shire online for gas ‘explanation’

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire will go online next month to explain its position regarding AGL’s proposed floating gas terminal at Crib Point. Although the shire does not have any power to approve or rej...

Legal help for keeping roofs over heads

PENINSULA Community Legal Centre has been working to address urgent housing and homelessness challenges during the COVID-19 lockdown. CEO Jackie Galloway said Homelessness Week (2-8 August) highlight...

Reprieve for Centrelink

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council has welcomed the six-month extension given to the operation of the Mornington Centrelink office, but wants the arrangement to be permanent. The mayor Cr Sam Hearn s...